Thursday, March 20, 2008

[MaryVitamin] Holy Thursday

Mary Vitamin for March 20th
Topic: Holy Thursday
"St. Bonaventure, contemplating Mary on that night [the night before Good Friday], says: 'Thou didst spend it without sleep, and whilst others slept thou didst remain watching.'
St. Alphonsus di Liguori, The Glories of Mary, 439.

St. Bonaventure continues:
"In the morning the disciples of Jesus Christ came to this afflicted mother, the one to bring her one account, the other another; but all were tidings of sorrow verifying in her the prophecy of Jeremias:
'Weeping, she hath wept in the night and her tears are on her cheeks; there is none to comfort her of all them that were dear to her."
St. Alphonsus di Liguori, The Glories of Mary, 439

One attempt at virtue, for Our Lady's sake, will bring Her relief in Her sufferings and comfort to Her sorrowing Heart.

Marian Vow:
If I live out my vow, always endeavoring to give myself as a docile instrument of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I will give Our Lady comfort in Her sorrow. If I explain and give the Immaculate to others, I bring Her more companions during Her grief.

I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.